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Center for the Middle East

Trump Policy in the Middle East: Syria

Joe Barnes

Trump Policy in the Middle East: Syria.

This month, the Syrian Civil War will have lasted seven years. The authors of this brief explore how the United States — first under President Barack Obama and now under President Donald Trump — has struggled to develop a coherent strategy that balances U.S. interests in the conflict with the military, financial and diplomatic resources necessary to pursue them.